doc/usage:Warning from PATMAN tool prevents uploading a cmd-usage help file for askenv

Adarsh Babu Kalepalli opensource.kab at
Fri Jun 11 11:56:09 CEST 2021

Hi Heinrich,

Having prepared the documentation for "askenv" man page , getting stuck
with a warning (PATMAN tool )to submit the patch.
$git add doc/usage/askenv.rst
$git commit
$./tools/patman/patman -c1 send -n
vb at vb:~/uboot/temp/u-boot$ ./tools/patman/patman -c1 send -n
WARNING: Unknown setting ignore_warnings
Cleaned 1 patch
WARNING:FILE_PATH_CHANGES: added, moved or deleted file(s), does
MAINTAINERS need updating?
new file mode 100644
total: 0 errors, 1 warnings, 0 checks, 87 lines checked

0 errors, 1 warnings, 0 checks for 0001-testing.patch:
<patch>:16: *warning: added, moved or deleted file(s), does MAINTAINERS
need updating?* found 0 error(s), 1 warning(s), 0 checks(s)
Bad divisor in main::vcs_assign: 0
Not sending emails due to errors/warnings
Dry run, so not doing much. But I would do this:

Send a total of 1 patch with no cover letter.
      Cc:  GitAuthor: Adarsh Babu Kalepalli <opensource.kab at>
To:  u-boot at
Version:  None
Prefix:  None
Email would not be sent
How do I update maintainers about this new file ??.

It was noticed that modifying
*my %ignore_type = ();*
*my %ignore_type = (FILE_PATH_CHANGES);*

skipped generating this warning message.

How do I overcome this blocker??,Please advise.


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